Thursday, 22 June 2017

Get Well

Hi Bloggers.

I had a lovely day with the ladies at my workshop yesterday. My next workshops are on Saturday inYardley Gobion. John Glossop will be running a Powertex Workshop and Tracey Laughton will be running a Tropical Summer themed workshop with stamps by Lisa Horton and Woodware. You can still book on both workshops via my website here.

Here's today's card -

 For the background, I cut the inner die from one of the corner dies from Sue Wilson's Indonesian Border and Corners Die Set out of Coconut White Card twice and the inner die from the border once. I popped a piece of CE Double Sided Self -Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I peeled away the other backing sheet and added to the back of my background. I added CS Sunlight Speckle Gilding Flakes, removing the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I matted onto Gold Mirror Card and then onto another piece of Coconut White.


I popped some CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to ink up the CE Deco Rose Burst Stamp. I stamped it onto Coconut White Card leaving the stamp on the card no more than 3 seconds so as not to tear the card. I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap and then went back to my stamped image. I added CS Sunlight Speckle Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I cut the image out using the largest die from Sue's Java Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the CE Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Dollar Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die from the Java Die Set.

I cut die #4 from Sue's Sumatra Die Set out of Gold Mirror Card and die #5 from the same set out of Silver Mirror Card.

I completed my card by edging my background and my sentiment with CS Glue and adding CS Iced Crystal Glitter Jewels.

Phill Martin has shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 3pm and 7pm with new stamps, new Carnival Colours and new stencils. Lots of 'newness'! I'm offering 10% discount on items I have for sale on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (22nd June) - D
esigns by John Lockwood - Peony Elements Stamp Set only £5.99!



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

For You

Hi Bloggers.

Another simple card today - I'm writing this quite late at night so it's this card or no card, sorry. It's quite pretty though 😊

I stamped the Woodware Mini Bubble Bloom Annie onto a diddy Coconut White Card blank using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. The sentiment is from the Woodware Bold Blooms Erica Stamp Set.

I added Quickie Glue to leaves and then Sea Green CS Polished Silk Glitter. I added Quickie Glue to the bubbles and the Sparkle Star CS Diamond Frost.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
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Deal of the Day today (21st June) - Dies by Sue Wilson
Petite Striplet Collection - Atlas only £4.99!
 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

It's Party Time

Hi Bloggers.

I have a break from Hochanda now with no more shows scheduled for me till August 21st! That should give me a bit of time to catch up on stuff that I have neglected of late (like housework! Well, maybe). Today I'll be catching up on post and packing for the workshop I have up at CE HQ tomorrow. There are still spaces available due to me having to re-schedule so if you fancy a day out stamping and using fab Cosmic Shimmer products such as Chalk Clouds and Pixie Powders, you can book via my website here.

Here's today's card -

This is a really simple card which shows how the CS Chalk Clouds look when used to colour in. I've stamped the Woodware Party Pigs using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. To colour in with the Chalk Clouds, I've blotted some onto my Craft Sheet using a Smoothie and then picked the colour up using a Water Brush. The colours I've used are - Toasted Rose, Cozy Clay and Misty Grey (for the pigs) plus Blue Lagoon, Sweet Apple and Vanilla Twist for the hats and bow tie.

I've edged the piece with Toasted Rose and them matted onto Black and Coconut White Card. I finished my card off by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (20th June) - C
reative Expressions Rustic Birds Clear Stamp Set only £7.99!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Chalk Cloud One Day Special continues today

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you're enjoying the Chalk Cloud One Day Special. They really are fabulous inks. I have more shows today at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I added Misty Grey Chalk Cloud to a piece of Coconut White Card using a Smoothie. I dampened a Natural Sponge and used it to bleach out some of the colour. I then stamped one of the little stamps from the Woodware Mosaic Bird Stamp Set randomly across the background. I inked the very edge my background with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card, edging one with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud.


I stamped one of the images and a sentiment from the Woodware Succulents Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I coloured in using Chalk Clouds - I used Misty Grey, Subtle Sage, Blue Lagoon, Princess Pink and Toasted Rose. I popped a little onto my Craft Sheet, using a Smoothie, and picked the colour up with a Water Brush. I cut it out using a die from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B and inked through the die with Misty Grey Chalk Cloud. I edged the outside of the die cut with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud.

I inked another piece of Coconut White Card with Misty Grey Chalk Cloud.I popped the Little Boxes Mask on top and then misted with water. I removed the mask and put aside to dry. Once dry, I popped the mask back in place and inked through the mask with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo but I do have one in a different colour way so you can get the idea of what it looked like. This one is in Sweet Apple and Terracotta -

I used my background to make flowers using Sue's Succulent Garden Die Set. I made the centres for the flowers using Sue's Sweet Williams Die Set. I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Whimsical Leaves Die Set. I touched the tips of the leaves with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud.

I completed my card by adding a 3mm White Pearl to the centre of my flowers and a 5mm White Pearl in each corner of my background.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Apologies for not getting any orders out over the weekend - I've been a bit busy! I will get to as many as I can tomorrow.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on June 16th is ..............................

BridgetCG

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (19th June) - D
esigns by John Lockwood Singles - Honeysuckle only £2.99!
 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

One Day Special Shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda today at 6pm with the lovely Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Cloud Inks. There's another show today at 8pm today and then more shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm tomorrow. I have lots of techniques to share with you so I hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

Whilst prepping for this ODS, I have been very good and I've been mopping up all waste Chalk Cloud Ink from my Craft Sheet onto pieces of Coconut White Card and I've got some really lovely backgrounds to use. This is one such background - the main colours on this one are Blue Lagoon, Toasted Rose and Sweet Violet. I stamped the Woodware Travel Background on top using Onyx Black Versafine Ink and edged with Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie.

 I covered a Pop-em from the Arty Hearts Set with a little White Gesso (it's not necessary to cover the Pop-ems with Gesso but on this occasion, I wanted the inks to be the same colour as on the rest of my card). I added Sweet Violet Chalk Cloud and edged with Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud. I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Vintage Inspiration Stamp Set using Versafine. I made a flower out of some more of my background and Coconut White and Black Card using Sue Wilson's Sweet Williams Die Set, edging the petals with Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud.


I wrapped a piece of Sheer Iridescent Ribbon around and knotted a couple more pieces to it. I added another flower, made as before but with larger dies from the set.

I matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White Card. I completed my card by adding a 3mm Black Pearl to the centres of my flowers and a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

I've loaded pics of samples and experiments using the Chalk Clouds into the Gallery Section of this Blog and to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

See you at 6pm!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (18th June) - J
ustrite Flower Garden Dies only £3.60!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, today I have a sneak peek from tomorrow's One Day Special on Hochanda where I'm launching CS Chalk Clouds and some of Francoise Read's April Release Woodware Stamps.

Here's today's card -

On this card I've use Toasted Rose CS Chalk Cloud for all of the colour and I've used only Coconut White Card.

I started with my background. I inked all over a piece of Coconut White Card with Toasted Rose Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie.. I placed the Celtic Vine Mask on top and then spritzed with water. I removed the mask - the water bleached the mask design out for me - lovely! I matted onto Coconut White Card, then another piece that I had edged with my Chalk Cloud and then another piece of Coconut White.

I cut  a die from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with my Chalk Cloud. I stamped the image from the Woodware Eyes Stamp Set and the sentiments from the Woodware Vintage Inspiration Stamp Set with the Toasted Rose Chalk Cloud. The detail you get when stamping with Chalk Clouds is absolutely amazing!

I created another background in the same way as I did the one for my card. Once dry, I cut some flowers using Sue's Succulent Garden Die Set. I added centres using Sue's Sweet Williams Die Set and a 3mm White Pearl. I cut a pair of leaves from Sue's Whimsical Leaves Die Set and just inked the very tips of each leaf.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to each corner of my background.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (17th June) - C
reative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Larkspur Script only £2.99!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

It's Friday again! Where did that week go? I have another demo card from last month that is looking for a new home this week -

You can read how this card was made in this post. I'm happy to report that CS Clear Varnish Lacquer is now back in stock - brilliant for stained glass style techniques.

Leave a lovely comment below to go into the draw to win it. I will announce the winner on Monday. Be sure to pop back to see if you have won.

Please note : Only comments left below will go into the draw. Comments made on the original post will not count. Information given on the original post was correct at the time that post was published.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from Sunday's One Day Special on Hochanda.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (16th June) - J
ustrite - Celtic Lattice Background Stamp only £5.99!
 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Woodware One Day Special continues on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

Jane Gill is continuing with the Woodware One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm. I hope you can tune in - I know I will. Really looking forward to seeing more of her fabulous techniques.

Here's today's card -

I started by creating my scribble PVA technique (a great Sue Wilson Technique). I trailed CS 3D Accents (formally known as PVA) in White Pearl, Black Pearl and Decadent Wine over a piece of Coconut White Card and put aside to dry (overnight). Once dry, I trimmed and edged with CS Decadent Wine Colour Cloud using a Smoothie and matted onto Black Card.

For the background, I used a couple of the small stamps from the Woodware Mildred Stamp Set and stamped them using Decadent Wine and Plum Cobbler Colour Clouds, applying the ink with Smoothies. I inked around the edges with Decadent Wine then matted onto Black Card and Coconut White Card.

I stamped the main image from the Mildred Stamp Set using Versafine Ink. I coloured in using Decadent Wine and Plum Cobbler Colour Clouds using a Water Brush (always dab some ink onto a Craft Sheet or into a palette, never take a brush to your ink). I cut the flower out using scissors.

I cut a die from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares. At the emboss stage, I added the Grid Mask. I removed the mask but left the die in place and inked through the die with Decadent Wine. I cut a mat out of Black Card using the next sized die in Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Five in a Row Stamp Set using Versafine Ink. I cut it out using die #2 from Sue's Indonesian Background and inked through the die with Decadent Wine. I cut a mat out of Black Card using die #2 from Sue's Sumatra Die Set.

I completed my card by adding some dots of Decadent Wine 3D Accents.

I'm offering 10% discount on items from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Sue Wilson is launching her 2017 Festive Collection today. I'm still loading the dies onto my website. They will be offered with a slightly delayed dispatch here. If there's anything that's not there that you want to order - drop me an email at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (15th June) - D
esigns by John Lockwood - Christmas Rose Frame Pre Cut Stamp only £2.99!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Woodware One Day Special Shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I'm back on Hochanda again today. At 6pm, I'm launching a new Woodware One Day Special with Jane Gill who has designed all the stamps on the show. Jane and I will be together again at 8pm and then Jane will be doing all the One Day Special Shows on her own tomorrow. I'm very excited to see her samples as I love her work.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used Watercolour Card (I confess that this background was already made with the mask that's on the shows but slightly different colours of Pixie's - hopefully you'll forgive me for that). I popped the Daisy Patch Mask on top of my card and sprinkled Candy Pink and Sun Yellow Pixie Powders over.I spritzed with water. I added another piece of card on top to get a negative print to use on another project. Once dry, I trimmed and edged with Terracotta CS Chalk Cloud Ink (ODS 18th June!) using a Smoothie. I mattted onto Black Card and then Coconut White Card.

I had already stamped and coloured one of the flowers from the Woodware Erica Stamp Set at Ally Pally. I stamped using Versafine Ink and coloured with CS Chalk Clouds using a Water Brush - I used Terracotta, Subtle Sage and Princess Pink. I cut out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and inked around the edges with Terracotta Chalk Cloud. I cut a mat out of Black Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

I stamped the sentiment that comes in the same stamp set onto Coconut White Card using Versafine Ink. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Flags and edged with Terracotta Chalk Cloud Ink. I cut a Black mat out using the next sized die in the same set.

I completed my card by adding a few drops of CS Black Pearl PVA.

I've loaded pics of the samples from the shows to the Gallery Section of this blog and to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

As usual, I'm offering 10% discount on items from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

See you later!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (12th June) - Dies by Sue Wilson C
onfigurations Collection - Romantic Edger only £7.20!